MANUELA DE VEGA finishes second in G2 Lillie Langtry Stakes

Three-year-old MANUELA DE VEGA ran a beautiful race in the GBP300,00 Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood today and certainly proved her staying qualities in the higher performance categories of horse racing with this performance. Coming off a fifth place in the G1 Irish Oaks only two weeks ago, the filly by LOPE DE VEGA was given a perfect ride by Harry Bentley in the 2800 m G2 challenge for fillies and mares. For most of the race, the pair breezed along contently in close touch with the leaders and once Bentley took the filly to an outer lane, she accelerated well and gave her best in a final run that could not catch the domineering winner from the Gosdon quarters but managed to hold off the rest of the field by several lengths.